Balotelli 'agrees personal terms over move to Swiss side FC Sion'
Why always me? Mario Balotelli ‘agrees personal terms with Swiss side Sion’ over move to the ELEVENTH team of his career… just days after he almost came to blows with Adana Demirspor boss Vincenzo Montella in furious row
- Mario Balotelli is closing in on a move to the 11th different club of his career
- He has agreed personal terms with FC Sion just one year into his stint in Turkey
- Balotelli joined current side Adana Demirspor in July 2021 on a three-year deal
- The Italian looks set to leave the club after a row with boss Vincenzo Montella
Mario Balotelli has reportedly agreed personal terms over a switch to Swiss side FC Sion.
The Italian is set to move to the 11th different club of his career – just days after he nearly came to blows with his current manager Vincenzo Montella.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that a full agreement is in place to join the Swiss Super League side.
Mario Balotelli is reportedly set to join Swiss side FC Sion after just one year in Turkey
His expected departure comes just days after a furious row involving Vincenzo Montella
It would be Balotelli’s 11th different club of his career which has included stints at Manchester City (pictured), Liverpool, Inter Milan and AC Milan
It’s added that the 32-year-old will undergo a medical in Sion on Wednesday morning ahead of the deal being completed.
The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker joined Adana Demirspor on a three-year deal in July 2021.
Just 13 months later he looks set to be heading out of the door at the Turkish Super Lig side, and his furious row with Montella could have a big part to play in his exit.
Adana Demirspor manager Montella appeared to be furious over comments made by Balotelli following their 1-0 Turkish Super Lig victory over Umraniye on Saturday
Staff from the Turkish side needed to calm the heated situation between the pair down
At the culmination of Adana Demirspor’s 1-0 Turkish Super Lig victory over Umraniye on Saturday, Balotelli provoked an angry reaction from the Italian manager.
The striker appeared to make a comment to Montella that angered the Demirspor manager so much, that he had to be restrained by staff and players.
Montella appeared to lunge at Balotelli and the pair were only separated as staff around them intervened and pulled them apart.
Balotelli had been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in Turkey following his move to Adana Demirspor from Monza last summer.
The Italian scored 19 goals for the Turkish side last season, his second-highest return in a season after the 24 he netted for Nice in 2017-18.
Balotelli had enjoyed a resurgence at the Turkish side scoring 19 goals in his first season
Balotelli had another bust-up with a manager in 2013 when he squared up to Roberto Mancini (right) during a Manchester City training session and had to be removed from the pitch
It’s not the first time Balotelli has been involved with a clash with his manager. Whilst at Manchester City he infamously squared-up to Roberto Mancini during a training session and had to be removed from pitch.
The former Italian international also hit the headlines for the wrong reasons during his spell in Manchester, when he accidentally set fire to his bathroom after letting off fireworks in his house.
He won a Premier League medal at Manchester City, famously assisting Sergio Aguero for City’s famous winning goal against QPR in 2012.
However, despite early hopes in his career that he could go on to become one of the best players in the world – he has struggled to live up to the hype and is now set to join his 11th side.
Balotelli started his career at Italian side Lumezzane, and joined Man City from Inter Milan in 2007.
He would go on to have stints at AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice, Marseille, Brescia, Monza before joining his current side in Turkey.
Mario Balotelli’s career
2005-2006 – Lumezzane (2 appearances, 0 goals)
2006-2010 – Inter Milan (86 appearances, 28 goals)
2010-2013 – Manchester City (80 appearances, 30 goals)
2013-2014 – AC Milan (54 appearances, 30 goals)
2014-2016 – Liverpool (28 appearances, 4 goals)
2015-2016 – AC Milan on loan (23 appearances, 3 goals)
2016-2019 – Nice (76 appearances, 43 goals)
2019 – Marseille (15 appearances, 8 goals)
2019-2020 – Brescia (19 appearances, 5 goals)
2020-2021 – Monza (14 appearances, 6 goals)
2021-present – Adana Demirspor (35 appearances, 19 goals)
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